CU exam suspended after BCL men-cops clash

20 Apr 2017, 17:37

NTV Online

An examination of Communication and Journalism Department of Chittagong University was suspended on Thursday as a section of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists clashed with police following demonstrations for allowing a suspended activist to sit in the exam.

Around six months ago, the CU authorities suspended Md Abdullah Al Kaiser, a student of the department, on charge of attacking a rival group of the student organisation on the campus, reports UNB.

The examination of course of 401 of 4th year student was scheduled to start at 10:00am. Over one hundred BCL activists gathered in front of the department in the morning for allowing Kaiser to sit in the examination, said Abul Kalam Azad, chairman of the department.

‘At one stage, we were compelled to suspend today’s examination,’ he said.

The BCL activists also obstructed the other examinees at different points on the campus while heading towards the exam halls, said witnesses.

A group of BCL activists also locked in a clash with police in zero point area and hurled brick chips towards police. Police also charged baton to disperse  them, they said.

Alauddin, sub-inspector of Hatzarazi Police Station, said that five policemen were injured during the clash.

Besides, Mizanur Rahman, assist office secretary of BCL university unit, alleged that at least 15 BCL activists were injured as police charged baton on them.